Four More Nations
God has blessed Joshua Nations with four new nations: Tajikistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. We just left the Global Advance, Frontline Shepherd’s Conference in Tajikistan. Our dear friend Ilya Bantseev came from Siberia to translate, and he did a magnificent job. Everywhere we go God gives us “top gun” leaders to further the cause of His kingdom. We equipped, empowered, encouraged and engaged these hungry leaders in fulfilling the great commission. Ten of them committed to plant at least one church in the next year.
Tajikistan is a democratic nation with the freedom of religion. It has now become a strategic stepping stone for Joshua Nations to train leaders to start Bible Training Centers, not just in Tajikistan, but Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. God is systematically releasing leaders from Tajikistan to the surrounding nations. Soon there will be Joshua Nation Bible Training Centers all over these four nations. We have set the leaders in place, and we have initiated the translation of the curriculum into the Uzbek and Tajik languages which will serve all four nations. Each translation will cost $2,000. We have faith that God will supply the $4,000 required to meet this need. Perhaps the Lord will stir your heart to help fund this exciting endeavor. Friend, these nations are dripping with fruit that is ripe and ready for picking.
Jack taught on healing, and signs and wonders followed the teaching of the Word! Many people were healed, demons were cast out and deliverances took place. In one case, a tumor disappeared! Jack activated and released four youths to operate in the area of healing. It was so rewarding to see them step up to the plate and begin to reach out to those around them. Jack and I met two Tajik pastors who endured horrible persecution for their witness for Jesus Christ in an undisclosed nation. These dear men of God were beaten over and over again. They had guns put to their heads, and knives pressed against their throats. Faced with death, these faithful servants refused to deny their Lord and Savior, and God delivered them time and time again by incredible miracles. We were mesmerized as they shared the details of their persecution. We are tired, but so very grateful for an incredible time of ministry to the Tajik pastors and leaders